Book Review: The Final Winter by Iain Rob Wright

Posted January 9, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 2 Comments

Book Review: The Final Winter by Iain Rob WrightThe Final Winter by Iain Rob Wright
Published by Silk Raven Associates on May 23rd 2011
Genres: Horror, Supernatural, Post Apocalyptic
Pages: 344
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
ASIN: B0052F4GLW
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four-half-stars

On the night where it begins snowing in every country of the world, a group of ordinary people gather at an old English pub. At first they assume the weather is just a random occurrence, but as the night goes on, and weird things happen, they start to realise something far more sinister is occurring.

And that someone amongst them may be the cause of it all.

By the end of the night, not everyone will make it, and those that do may wish they hadn’t.

In my determination to read all of author J.A. Konrath’s books, I stumbled upon another writer who collaborated with him on one of his novels, Holes in the Ground, the sequel to Konrath’s Origin. For that novel, author Iain Rob Wright integrated a couple of his characters from his book The Final Winter, which is about a group of people trapped in a pub during an epic snow storm. Like in Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, the snow storm proves to be deadlier than first believed, and the only way out is for the survivors to give up the person inside the pub who’s the cause of it all.

I thought that the plot was very well done, and the characters were very well-developed. Wright did a remarkable job slowly rolling out the characters’ backstory to keep readers guessing who was the person responsible for causing the apocalyptic storm. However, because of the novel’s similarities to the Stephen King novel, I pretty much figured out any twists and turns Wright tried to offer up. Despite this, Wright’s writing and humor made the story fun to read, and hard to put down. Aside from books from older writers, I don’t think I’ve read too many contemporary mystery/horror novels set in Britain, so this was a nice departure for me. I think I learned more about pubs from this novel than any before, and it’s always nice to have the information for future reference. 🙂

I enjoyed Wright’s novel so much, that I’m considering checking out his other work. He writes in the popular multi-POV format, and uses this to his advantage when ratcheting up the tension in his story. The pace stayed steady throughout, and I never got bored, even when reading a POV of an unlikable character. If you like mystery/suspense with a little horror thrown in, You might want to check out Iain Rob Wright. He provides just enough horror to keep you on the edge of your seat, but won’t gross you out.

About Iain Rob Wright

Iain Rob Wright is from the English town of Redditch, where he worked for many years as a mobile telephone salesman. After publishing his debut novel, THE FINAL WINTER, in 2011 to great success, he quit his job and became a full time writer. He now has over a dozen novels, and in 2013 he co-wrote a book with bestselling author, J.A.Konrath.

The three most important things in his life are his children, his son, and his fans.

His work is currently being adapted for graphic novels, audio books, and foreign audiences. He’s an active member of the Horror Writer’s Association and a massive animal lover. Join his mailing list and receive five FREE books, as well as all the latest news and releases.

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2 responses to “Book Review: The Final Winter by Iain Rob Wright

    • @Angelized_1st

      He’s pretty good! I want to check out more of his work. I like his sense of humor, too! Helps bring a bit of levity to the darkness. If you check him out, I’d love to see what you think.

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